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look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to

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tumblr realizing that their feminist t-shirts are made in sweatshops has been overshadowed by tumblr not realizing that the rest of their t-shirts are also made in sweatshops

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Just your daily reminders:

Racists are a problem

White people are not

Homophobes are a problem

Straight people are not

Transphobes are a problem

Cis people are not

Sexists are a problem

Men are not

And most importantly,

Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole

Just some actual daily reminders:

All white people do racist things without being aware they are

All straight people do homophobic things without being aware that they are.

All Cis people do transphobic things without being aware that they are.

All men do sexist things without being aware that they are.

Saying things like ‘some men’, ‘some cis people’ absolves the blame of individuals and only seeks to comfort those with privilege and power.

When a post says ‘some X’, the X will always assume that they are not because THEY ARE NOT AWARE.

And most importantly,

It’s called metonymy, when anyone who is oppressed makes an exasperated statement like ‘i hate straight people’, they are substituting straight people for the concept of a system and a culture that teaches, incentives, and legitimizes homophobic acts and normalizes homophobic acts so that straight people constantly do honophobic things without realizing it and that’s really fucking annoying.

And just as important,

The concept of sjws dehumanizes marginalized people and categorizes them as an ‘angry and emotional’ stereotype and only adds to the oppression of marginalized people under the guise of being ‘fair’, while the only thing you are doing is cushioning privileged people from their own ignorance and privilege.

This showed up on my dash no commentary again so obviously it’s time to reblog this again

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Depression is hard to understand, because it is not a consistent state. Depression is rather like a virus, but like a virus, it has its manageable days and its acute, life-threatening flare-ups. You can be in a depression and still laugh at a friend’s joke or have a good night at dinner or manage low-level functioning. You grocery shop and stop to pet a puppy on the corner, talk to friends in a café, maybe write something you don’t hate. When this happens, you might examine your day for clues like reading tea leaves in a cup: Was it the egg for breakfast that made the difference? The three-mile run? You think, well, maybe this thing has moved on now. And you make no sudden moves for fear of attracting its abusive attention again.

But other times…

Other times, it’s as if a hole is opening inside you, wider and wider, pressing against your lungs, pushing your internal organs into unnatural places, and you cannot draw a true breath. You are breaking inside, slowly, and everything that keeps you tethered to your life, all of your normal responses, is being sucked through the hole like an airlock emptying into space. These are the times Holly Golightly called the Mean Reds.

I call it White Knuckling it.


Miles and Miles of No Man’s Land, Libba Bray (via babybirched)

"But the stigma of depression is that it comes with the sense that you shouldn’t have it to begin with. That it is self-indulgence or emotional incompetence rather than actual illness."

(via labioratory)

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It’s not representation if they’re being used as a joke or shock factor

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Let us be clear about our choice. When we raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, no one dies. When we cut Social Security and Medicare, people die.

—Annabel Park,


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How a non-ace person should react when a friend / family member tells you they are ace:

1. Remember that there is a whole myriad of relationships any person can have. Not all of them are sexual. Not all of them are romantic. And not all of them are for everyone.

2. Thank the person for sharing with you. Be sure to let them know they can (re. should) slap you upside the head if you say/do anything that ever makes them feel uncomfortable. If you don’t know much about different orientations, you may have questions. That’s fine, but these things should be answered in a relaxed conversation. Not an interrogation because you think they’re “just confused” *, “haven’t met the right person yet” *, or “are going to want children when they’re older.” *

(*These statements should be responded to in the only appropriate way; a swift punch in the neck. Cause that’s what happens when someone is a disrespectful asscravat.)

3. Ask if they would like to get some milkshakes (or other favorite treat of choice) because that stuff is delicious and the friend / family member you know and love is the exact same person they were ten minutes ago.

A non-ace person that will punch anyone in the neck if they make my platonic soulmate uncomfortable

- theblondeshellbiologist
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as someone who’s worked in software development for a few years and been through the process many times, I find myself getting personally offended every time tumblr releases shit like this.

It’s not even a resistance to change; we’ve all rolled with some major site updates (raise your hand if you remember the tag box being on the side of the new post window) and adapted to them just fine.

It’s the team spending time on updates that nobody asked for and that dramatically upset years of work, rather than fixing bugs or addressing actually useful enhancements.

Users still can’t customize their sponsored ad content. So we’re all subjected to jump scares and horror gifs that may be upsetting or triggering.

The “report for” function still doesn’t work. It broke years ago and hasn’t been fixed. You can click “report for harassment/spam” all the livelong day, but as soon as you refresh that page: there’s no indication that you reported the user.

They still haven’t figured out how to release the URLs of terminated users.

It took them five years to fix their video player.

There’s no mobile option to change reblog types, so text posts that are arbitrarily “too long” get changed to links.

Fanmail and asks get eaten. Speaking of, what good did it do to block the ability to add links to asks? None.

There’s no way to turn off fanmail. If you want or need to have no incoming contact, you can’t. You’re stuck blocking everyone.

They’ve implemented flashing and optical illusion gifs in the radar and background of the login page with no option to disable. Sorry, people whose seizures and migraines are triggered by that kind of input.

There’s no way to keep a public post from being reblogged.

There’s no way to actually block a user. You can ignore them, and not see notifications they make and they won’t see your posts on their dash or be able to send non-anon asks. But that doesn’t stop them from going to your blog and seeing/liking/reblogging your posts from there.

It’s giving logic like there was no reason not to when there was clearly a reason not to. It’s having obviously no clue what their userbase actually does with their product. It’s having no clue how their userbase interacts with their product.

It’s having an unresponsive and largely useless support team.

It’s refusing to have any sort of dialogue with users about what we want out of their product.

I mean yeah. Tumblr’s free and so they’re under no financial obligation to not be a shitty company when it comes to updates. And there are enough people using the site that even if the entire fandom side got up and left tomorrow they’d still have a sizable userbase.

But it’s astonishing to me that they consistently release an upgrade that nobody asked for and most people hate, and that there are frequently huge breaking bugs in that update. You can’t find all bugs in testing, but you sure should notice your image that is sized perfectly looking weird when you upload it because your code resizes it twice in the upload process.

We can fix a lot of things with xkit, but the point is: we shouldn’t have to use a third-party extension to get a website to work for us.

This is such a crap website with so many things wrong and broken with it, but it’s like staff knows they’ve got this spark of something we all like so we’ll never leave, and therefore they can do whatever the fuck they want. And that is an incredibly shitty way to run a company.

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How much poison are you willing
to eat for the success of the free
market and global trade? Please
name your preferred poisons.

For the sake of goodness, how much
evil are you willing to do?
Fill in the following blanks
with the names of your favorite
evils and acts of hatred.

What sacrifices are you prepared
to make for culture and civilization?
Please list the monuments, shrines,
and works of art you would
most willingly destroy.

In the name of patriotism and
the flag, how much of our beloved
land are you willing to desecrate?
List in the following spaces
the mountains, rivers, towns, farms
you could most readily do without.

State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,
the energy sources, the kinds of security;
for which you would kill a child.
Name, please, the children whom
you would be willing to kill.

- Questionnaire, by Wendell Berry from Leavings. (via snowybison)
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If you think eating healthy is cheap you either live with your parents or have never actually been to a grocery store

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there’s something very satisfying about buying office supplies but I’m not quite sure how to explain that feeling

the illusion of productivity

that’s it that’s the feeling

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"There’s a cure?!" asked the girl that kills everything she touches. 
"Hey shut up we’re perf" replied the girl that makes clouds. 

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»># Your brain is a computer»># Depression is a computer virus, mangling data and messing up your input/output.»># It adds extra information to strings»> partner “She loves me”»> partner = partner + “, but she’s getting tired of me”»> partner'she loves me, but she's getting tired of me'»># It fucks up your math:»> x = 20»> def people_who_care_about_me (x)       return x»> people_who_care_about_me(x)20»> de: people_who_actually_(x)       return x-x»> people_who_actually_care(x)0»> people_who_care(x) = people_who_actually_care(x)»> people_who_care(x)0»># And it screws up how your system works.»>str (“everything will be ok. you are loved.”)syntax error: invalid syntax»># Depression impairs the functions of how you manage and cope:»> import pull_yourself_togetherTraceback (most recent call last):   File “”, line 1, in       import pull_yourself_togetherImportError: No module named ‘pull_yourself_together’»># but it leaves less useful information»>import getting_through_the_week»>dir (getting_through_the_week)[‘alone’,’apathy’,’crying’,’doubt’,’drinking’,’empty’,’frustration’,’hopeless’,’idiot’,’lethargy’,’moody’,’needy’,’powerless’,'restless','slow','stupid','tired','unlikeable','unlovable','useless','worthless']»># and it will screw up your resources»>import friendsImportError: No module named ‘friends’»>helpNameError: you cannot access help at this time.»>helpyou cannot access help at this time»>help(Link to source)

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

 this is so spot on and I gotta remember this!

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that girl you just called fat? who cares about her backstory, you just shouldn’t be a dick to people
like do we really need a tragic story to get people to stop being mean to each other wtf

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White dudes have this thing where they believe your best friend in the world can have opposing political ideas. You’re supposed to be able to have healthy debate and disagreeing shouldn’t harm your friendship.
That’s gross and stupid. Its really easy to say that when all your disagreements are theoretical. Its easy to say when none of the laws passed actually effect your life. Fighting with your best friend about corporate regulations, school charters, educational funding, abortion, health care, voting restrictions, drug laws, taxes and all sorts of stuff is cool and lively because none of it is going to actually leave you in a bad spot.
Its different for the rest of us. I can’t be friends with you if you think I shouldn’t be allowed to vote. We can’t be friends if you think my friends shouldn’t have the ability to designate whatever gender they want and have that be legally recognized. We can’t be friends if you think I don’t deserve health care. Or if you think native children should be ripped away from their cultures and people. We can’t be friends if you think closing down health care clinics in an attempt to end safe legal abortions is a good thing.
All these theoretical political ideas and lively debates effect real people, and I won’t be friends with someone who disagrees with me on them. Because disagreement means you don’t see me or a whole bunch of my friends and family as human beings worthy of rights and respect.



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